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Study stars, make robots and more at Grandparents University

Grandparents UniversityLearn how to make a robot, discover more about the stars or find out how crime scene investigators identify fingerprints at Grandparents University®, a two-day summer camp June 19-20 offered by UNT.

Grandparents — or other family members — and their young ones from ages 7 to 12 are invited to pick two out of 10 “majors,” where they get hands-on experience learning about robotics, computer animation and more. Campers have the option of staying in a university residence hall, where they can get an authentic taste of college life.

Now in its sixth year at UNT, Grandparents University® in past years has drawn campers from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area and as far as Boise, Idaho.

This year’s classes include:

  • Robotics
  • Astronomy
  • Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
  • CSI: Fingerprinting and Identification
  • 3-D Constructions
  • Mean Green Geocaching
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • Computer Animation
  • Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
  • Storytelling 101

Watch a video about Grandparents University.

Cost is $417 for event only (no housing) for two people; $463 for housing and event for two people; $496 for event only (no housing) for three people; $595 for housing and event for three people. If you enroll in astronomy, add $5 per person.

Registration includes free T-shirts for all participants.

- Ellen Rossetti, News Promotions

(Above, two participants work together on an activity at the 2012 Grandparents University. Photo by Gary Payne/URCM.)

Posted on: Thu 03 April 2014

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